It was the first thing Jackson told me today when I picked him up from school. "I was on red today and there is a note in my folder." I tried to get the story from him but he was a little vague, saying that someone called him a name and he got mad, though the note from the teacher said he wasn't listening today. Either way, he didn't follow the rules and he got a note sent home. Not good.
So, without the forethought to decide on suitable punishment for this eventuality, I had to decide punishment on the fly, though I'm not sure I would have done much differently if I had pre-planned. No screen time. An apology note to the teacher. An in-person apology tomorrow. And if that is not enough, though I hope this is the only time to receive such a note, I suspect I will have the opportunity to try again.
|Jackson writing his apology.|